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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
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Series cast summary:
Edward James Olmos ...  Admiral William Adama / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Mary McDonnell ...  President Laura Roslin 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Jamie Bamber ...  Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
James Callis ...  Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Tricia Helfer ...  Number Six / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Grace Park ...  Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Katee Sackhoff ...  Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... 71 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Hogan ...  Colonel Saul Tigh / ... 69 episodes, 2004-2009
Aaron Douglas ...  Chief Galen Tyrol 66 episodes, 2004-2009
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... 64 episodes, 2004-2009
Alessandro Juliani ...  Lt. Felix Gaeta 59 episodes, 2004-2009
Kandyse McClure ...  Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... 54 episodes, 2004-2009
Donnelly Rhodes ...  Dr. Cottle / ... 36 episodes, 2004-2009
Nicki Clyne ...  Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... 38 episodes, 2004-2009
Bodie Olmos ...  Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... 36 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Trucco ...  Samuel Anders / ... 35 episodes, 2005-2009
Leah Cairns ...  Racetrack / ... 33 episodes, 2005-2009
Rekha Sharma ...  Tory Foster 31 episodes, 2006-2009
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The second war against the Cylons is over, and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in a supposed search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many, which compound an already difficult situation. In addition to the Cylons hunting and attacking the fleet in space and their infiltrator units carrying out sabotage--even as their former unwitting pawn, Gaius Baltar, helps in the hunt for them while hiding both his own guilt and the strange presence that haunts his every thought--the fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure Tom Zarek is merely the loudest dissenting voice, not to mention recurring shortages of food, water, and even oxygen. In the midst of these trials, however, clues begin to appear to suggest that Adama's bluff about finding Earth might hold more truth than anyone could have guessed. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official site | Sci-Fi Channel

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USA

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English

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14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Filming of the final season was disrupted by the 2007-2008 WGA strike. Unsure if the show would continue, the episode "Sometimes a Great Notion" was written as a de-facto series finale. When the strike resolved, the Sci-Fi Channel allowed the series to continue to Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore's desired end. See more »

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Despite the fleet population being 50,000 people, the number on President Roslin's "White Board" is updated to only reflect changes in military/ govt personnel, but not births & deaths of the civilian population at large. Actually, this is not true and Roslin is seen adding the birth of a new born baby in an early episode. Additionally, the 10,000 people lost on New Caprica were mostly civilians. See more »

Quotes

Commander William Adama: [giving a speech in the Hanger Deck] We have struggled since the attacks... trying to rely on one another. Our strength and our only hope as a people, is to remain undivided. We haven't always done all we could to insure that. Many people believe that the scriptures, the letters from the gods, will lead us to salvation. Maybe they will. But the gods shall lift those who lift each other." And so, to lift all of us, let me present once again the president of the colonies, Laura Roslin.
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Opening title cards read for the second season: "The cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." See more »

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Different? Yes, Better? Absolutely!
4 June 2006 | by sktruckingSee all my reviews

As a child of the 70's I can say that I loved the original BSG and always wanted a proper return to the story, not that lame attempt called "Gallactica" with the guy from "Adam 12". However, I was skeptical about this new show because of the core changes, like making Starbuck and Boomer female, for example. It didn't matter. This is one of the best TV shows ever made. It's dramatic, funny, sad, extremely dark and immensely engrossing. By changing the character of Baltar from a ruthless power hungry madman in the original to the witless and sympathetic patsy that he is at the beginning of this show creates a whole new dynamic to this character and his development. Adding the president to be a counter balance to Adama instead of the commander automatically ruling over everyone was far more believable than the council full of wusses that were supposed to be in charge in the '78 version.

Bottom line, the stories are more intense, the characters are stronger, the suspense can drive you mad. This show is addictive to say the least. The creators have brought a realism to this idea that just wasn't there in the original. In '78, the show was a campy attempt to capitalize on the Star Wars phenomenon that was definitely entertaining, but was also a little too convenient in its "everything works out by the end of the episode" theme. Life isn't like that. This new version completely escapes from the happy family sweetness of a '70's TV series. Battlestar Gallactica(2004) is a more believable life and death struggle because people actually die in this series. The only noteworthy death in the original was that of Serena, and that was in the first 3 to 5 hours of the series. These people are fighting for their lives. They're not all going to make it. The last scene of season 1 had me and all my friends jumping out of our seats yelling "NOOOOO! They didn't just do that!!! They can't leave it like that!! When does the next season start?!?!?!?!" Not many shows have had that kind of effect on me in my life, and I watch way too much TV.

In closing, BSG(04) is a fantastic show. If you were a fan of the original, savor it for what it was, but give this reincarnation a chance, I think you'll love it.


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